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Botswana

Batswana Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
English status International trade, medium of western influences, language of instruction from fifth grade, written language, official purposes, as second language. Official language. Taught as a subject from the beginning of primary school as a required subject. Officially becomes the language of instruction in Standard 5. Standard 7 exams are written in English. Medium of instruction. Newspapers, magazines, radio programs, TV. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% 2001
Linguistic diversity index 0.444 2009 98th out of 200
Major language(s) English (official), Setswana 2013

Citation

"Botswana Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Botswana/Language